The leveling system in Fortnite might be complicated, but there is some logic behind the madness. With your level coming from a number of sources, it isn’t a simple matter of increasing your hero and weapons. These things help, but they’re just parts of the equation. With so many complicated and confusing mechanics, this guide will give you a better idea of how to progress and why it’s important.
Picking your hero is a lot easier said than done. Most people will flock to their highest, like I picked mine because I got a legendary very early in the game, but rarity isn’t a huge factor. What really matters are what skills they have and more importantly, what you want to play as.
The best way to decide is to either try them out or pick something that matches how you play. Every class can do everything at a relative level of effectiveness, with each class specializing in one aspect. Outlander hunts/gathers, solider kills larger enemies, ninja is for trash mobs and constructor, well, constructs.
While you might not get blessed with a great or high rarity hero, you should stick with someone and maybe keep your investments to a minimum. Epic heroes have all the skills legendary characters currently have and a rare has most of them. And if you find yourself really desperate for a legendary character, you get a guaranteed legendary hero key for beating the second area. Whether you have the resources is another question, but there is that to look forward to.
The biggest difference between uncommon and legendary characters, besides having more skills, is more points. However, the difference between them isn’t as great as you might think. Realistically speaking, these are maybe a difference of a couple hundred more health and shielding, but at a much higher cost. In terms of resources, it’s actually more cost effective to level lower rarity characters, especially since you should slot for skills, not rarity/power.
Now, figuring out the best skills is going to depend on what you play, how you play it and luck. For instance, ninjas tend to use melee weapons, so adding perks that enhance melee help a lot. But if you’re playing as a hero that gets most of their damage from abilities, being able to regenerate energy faster will make a substantial difference.
Upon figuring out which perks best suit your needs, you want to level and evolve your support slot. Unlike the tactical spot, perks on support characters’ increase as you level and evolve them, up to three times. This will bring something like melee critical damage from 35 percent, to a fearsome 70 percent.
If you’re lucky and the skill you want can be found on an uncommon, I strongly advise leveling that or the lowest rarity version you have. The reason is that the costs are much lower, not just in terms of experience, but manuals and rain, making it easier to get the perks enhanced. This will make you weaker overall, but the resources you save can be used to level survivors, which are the most important part to leveling.